Now more than ever, it’s so important to get our kids outside and play old school. There are so many sedentary, indoor games, like video games, that just don’t have the same benefits that outdoor play has for our kids. Playing outside helps kids burn energy, stay healthy and gives them space to roam and explore. It even helps them develop more social skills as kids play outside together. This summer, we encourage you to join us and P-L-A-Y!
Play contributes to the physical, social and emotional well-being of children, and let’s face it – our kids just don’t get enough unstructured play time.
Outdoor play allows kids to develop their physical skills, enjoy fresh air and most importantly, get healthy exercise. And if we’re being honest, the LAST thing we moms want is to have our kids inside, in our space, all summer long. All 90+ days of it.
Benefits of Outdoor Play:
– It offers an opportunity for learning and creative play.
– It helps kids interact with nature.
– It gives kids courage and confidence when learning a new skill.
– It helps kids to learn through senses and aid in aesthetic development.
– It encourages social interaction with friends and peers.
Here are some of the ways that I like to play outside with my family:
Last summer, our family installed a Springfree Trampoline and it was seriously the best thing that’s ever happened to our kids since getting a puppy! My family is extremely active with two divers, one gymnast and a cheerleader – so a trampoline was the perfect addition to our backyard. It was important to us that we get the safest model available, and we’re confident Springfree was exactly that choice. After all, Springfree was designed by a dad who set out to design the world’s safest trampoline. We are a year in and have had zero injuries.
Outdoor Movie Night:
We host an outdoor movie night every summer! It’s a hit for all ages and you can bet most of the kids in the neighborhood will join your festivities! Best part: all you need is a sheet, projector, computer and a movie – it’s easy peasy! And you can use your trampoline as your backdrop. You can find step-by-step instructions here.
Our kids love to camp and there are so many backyard gadgets that you can use to make it spectacular! Grab your tent (and pitch on your trampoline to get a breeze from high above and protect you from bugs!), some enos for hanging around and a firepit for late night ‘smores. Your kids will beg for this every single weekend, and you don’t need to leave the comforts of your backyard!
Our Smarty friends at Springfree Trampoline have made it their mission to get kids all across the country outside and thriving this summer. To do just that, Springfree Trampoline is hosting the Backyard Summer Refresh Giveaway! Together with George Oliphant, a popular TV host and licensed contractor, they are giving 10 lucky families amazing prizes worth over $33,000! Get your kids outside all summer long with a backyard makeover!
The Backyard Summer Refresh Giveaway:
Enter for a chance to win a Backyard Summer Refresh courtesy of Springfree Trampoline and George Oliphant. The grand prize is worth up to $13,000 and includes a custom landscape courtesy of George, a Springfree Trampoline, Strider Bikes and Strider Race Course, Vegetable Garden Makeover by Burpee, Plae Shoes for the entire family plus materials and labor for the refresh.
Nine secondary Springfree Trampoline and Strider 12 Sport Bike prize packs are also available (approximately a $2,300 retail value).
Enter a deserving family (or your own!) here for the chance to win. Hurry, this contest ends May 4, 2018. You can’t win if you don’t enter!
About the Campaign Partners:
Springfree Trampoline is the world’s safest, highest quality and longest lasting trampoline, creating exceptional value for getting kids outside and active while giving parents peace of mind. Springfree Trampoline’s innovative and patented design is supported by a full 10-year warranty.
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in the United States.